ADELAIDE: Australia delivered a strong performance, led by Beth Mooney and Alana King, securing an eight-wicket victory in the first One-Day International (ODI) against the Proteas Women at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday on the back of Marizanne Kapp retiring hurt.

The win gives Australia a 1-0 lead in the 50-over format and a four-point lead in the multi-format tour.

Mooney, with an unbeaten 52* off 34 deliveries, featuring nine fours, played a crucial role in Australia chasing down South Africa’s total of 105/9 after Marizanne Kapp (50* off 58 balls; 8 fours) was forced to leave the pitch injured after being struck on the left arm before King picked up figures of three for 19.

After winning the toss and electing to set a score, Australia’s seamers, Megan Schutt (1/1) and Ellyse Perry (1/8), quickly dismissed Laura Wolvaardt (4) and Tazmin Brits (1). Kim Garth (2/18) then removed Anneke Bosch without scoring, leaving South Africa on 9/3 in the eighth over.

Despite the early setbacks, Kapp and Suné Luus (6) steadied the ship, taking the away side to 34/3 in the 13th over before Annabel Sutherland (1/22) claimed Australia’s fourth wicket. Chloé Tryon (10) and Kapp added a further 22 runs before Tryon was caught out in the deep attempting a lofted shot off Ashleigh Gardner (1/12).

With South Africa struggling at 56/5, Kapp displayed resilience, guiding the team to 77/5 at the halfway mark before reaching her 13th ODI fifty. Unfortunately, while completing her second run to bring up her half-century, Kapp was hit by a ball en route to the stumps and wicket-keeper, forcing her to retire hurt.

Following Kapp’s departure, King made an immediate impact, trapping Sinalo Jafta (0) and Nadine de Klerk (18) leg-before wicket. Garth and King then wrapped up the innings with the dismissals of Nonkululeko Mlaba (0) and Ayabonga Khaka (3).

In their chase, Australia’s openers Alyssa Healy (19) and Phoebe Litchfield (12) built a 38-run stand within eight overs before Masabata Klaas (1/22) dismissed Litchfield. De Klerk (1/19) soon found the top-edge of Healy, and Jafta took a comfortable catch behind the stumps, reducing Australia to 42/2.

With 64 runs still needed for victory, Perry (16*) and Mooney formed a match-winning half-century stand for the third wicket, guiding Australia to a comfortable win with Mooney reaching her 15th ODI fifty with a winning four.

The second ODI is scheduled for Wednesday, 07 February at the North Sydney Oval in Sydney, starting at 14:40 local time (05:40 SAST).

Audio and video featuring Chloé Tryon’s post-match press conference may be downloaded here

Proteas Women Squad (T20I & ODI) – Multi-format Tour to Australia

Laura Wolvaardt (Fidelity Titans, Captain), Anneke Bosch (Fidelity Titans), Tazmin Brits (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Nadine de Klerk (Western Province), Mieke de Ridder (Six Gun Grill Garden Route Badgers), Ayanda Hlubi (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Sinalo Jafta (DP World Lions), Marizanne Kapp (Western Province), Ayabonga Khaka (DP World Lions), Masabata Klaas (Fidelity Titans), Suné Luus (Fidelity Titans), Eliz-Mari Marx (Fidelity Titans), Nonkululeko Mlaba (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Chloé Tryon (DP World Lions), Delmi Tucker (Western Province)

Audio and video featuring Chlo


T20 Warm-Up

Governor-General XI beat South Africa by 4 wickets

South Africa: 149/7 after 20 overs; N. de Klerk 48* (24), C. Tryon 39 (29); C. Sippel 2/20, C. Ainsworth 2/31

Governor-General XI: 150/6 after 19.2 overs; S. Molineux 59 (41), T. Flintoff 42 (27); M. Klaas 3/16, A. Khaka 2/29

T20I Series vs Australia

1st T20I 

Australia beat South Africa by 8 wickets 

South Africa: 147/6 after 20 overs; T. Brits 59* (54), S. Luus 19 (17); E. Perry 2/13, D. Brown 2/20

Australia: 149/2 after 19.1 overs; B. Mooney 72* (57), A. Healy 46 (28); M. Kapp 1/25, N. de Klerk 1/25

2nd T20I

South Africa beat Australia by 6 wickets 

Australia: 142/6 after 20 overs; G. Harris 31* (18), A. Healy 29 (24); M. Klaas 2/16, N. Mlaba 1/18

South Africa: 144/6 after 19 overs; L. Wolvaardt 58* (53), T. Brits 41 (28); A. Gardner 2/26, T. McGrath 1/16

3rd T20I

Australia beat South Africa by 5 wickets

South Africa: 162/7 after 20 overs; M. Kapp 75 (48), C. Tryon 26 (16); T. McGrath 1/17, G. Wareham 1/25

Australia: 163/5 after 19.2 overs; B. Mooney 82 (55), A. Gardener 26 (17); M. Klaas 1/13, C. Tryon 1/23

ODI Series vs Australia

1st ODI

Australia beat South Africa by 8 wickets

South Africa: 105/9 after 31.3 overs; M. Kapp 50* (58) (retired hurt), N. de Klerk 18 (33); A. King 3/19, K. Garth 2/18

Australia: 106/2 after 19 overs; B. Mooney 52* (34), A. Healy 19 (24); N. de Klerk 1/19, M. Klaas 1/22

Fixtures – Proteas Women Multi-format Tour to Australia

ODI Series vs Australia:

Wednesday, 07 February @ 14h40  – 2nd ODI – Australia vs South Africa (North Sydney Oval, Sydney)

Saturday, 10 February – @14h40 3rd ODI – Australia vs South Africa (North Sydney Oval, Sydney)

Test Match vs Australia:

15 – 18 February @ 11h00  – Only Test – Australia vs South Africa (WACA Ground, Perth)

All match times are local times in Australia

For media inquiries, please contact:

Lita Gqirana – Proteas Women Media Specialist 

Cell.: (+27) 76 503 9655




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